From "Calecut Nuova Tavola" by Girolamo Ruscelli, Venice, 1574




A map by Petrus Bertius, Amsterdam, 1606



A map by Bertius, 1616


From Gerard Mercator's "Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica mundi et fabricati figura. De novo multis in locis emendatus novisque tabulis auctus Studio Judoci Hondii" (Johannis Cloppenburgh, Amsterdam, 1630); *the whole map*


From the Atlas Minor by Mercator and Hondius, Amsterdam, 1634


From William Blaeu's famous map, 1638; *another view, a bit more to the north and west*


*From a map of the Deccan and the South by Pieter van der Aa, Leiden, 1706*


From Pieter Vander Aa's "Nouvel Atlas," Amsterdam, 1730; *the whole map*; *the cartouche*


*From a map of the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts by Guillaume de l'Isle, Amsterdam, 1733*


From a map by Isaac Tirion, from "Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas," Amsterdam, 1744


From an atlas by De Vaugondy, Paris, 1749


A closer look from a map by Bellin, 1752, with original hand coloring, including red dots for key ports


From a map by George Rollos, from A New Geographical Dictionary, published by J. Coote, London, 1760


*From "Smollett's History of England", published by Richard Baldwin, 1761*


*Bellin's map of the Gulf of Cambay, a copperplate engraving from 1761*


A map engraved for the 'Annual Register', London, 1763; *the whole map*

*From L'Abbe Clouet, "Géographie moderne / avec une Introduction," 1767 (Mondhare and Jean, Paris, 1785 edition)*


*From Rev. John Blair's "Chronology & History of the World from the Creation to the Year of Christ 1779," London*


*From a map by Louis Brion de la Tour, from 'Histoire Universelle depuis le Commencement du Monde', c.1780*; and a *closer view* from another map in the same set


*From a map by Thomas Kitchin, 1782; *the cartouche*


*From a map by Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), published 1783*


*From "L'Inde," by Jean-Denis Barbie du Bocage, c.1790*


*From a map by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, 1793*; *a more inland Deccan view*


*From a map by J. C. Russell, from 'Ostell's New General Atlas', London, 1823*



*"A Sketch of Cutch, the Runn, and the Countries Adjacent," from 'Cutch: or Random Sketches...' by Mrs. Postans, London, 1839*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010


The Rann of Cutch, in a map from the 1880's


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